This past year saw changes at the top of three national associations, including Golf Canada, the PGA of Canada and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.
After Scott Simmons announced in December of 2016 that he was stepping down as CEO of Golf Canada, a search that took about five months resulted in former Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) executive Laurence Applebaum being named Simmons’ replacement in May. His previous experience in golf included time at Wilson Canada and Nike Golf Canada.
In April, Gary Bernard announced that he was leaving his post as CEO of the PGA of
Here is what Thistle had to say to Hutch after the official announcement was made.
In September, the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association announced that its new executive director would be doing double duty as Jeff Calderwood was named to that position, but would continue his role as CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada.
To hear what Calderwood told Hutch, click here.